Transient fertility after vasovasostomy in 892 patients

A. M. Belker, E. F. Fuchs, J. W. Konnak, I. D. Sharlip, A. J. Thomas

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We report on the low incidence of transient fertility in 892 patients who underwent microsurgical vasovasostomy. Of the 892 patients in whom fertile sperm concentrations (as defined by us) developed 2 to 8 months postoperatively 28 later suffered azoospermia or severe oligospermia. The wives of 5 of the 28 patients with such transient postoperative fertility became pregnant before the patients became azoospermic or severely oligospermic again.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-76
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Urology


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